DALLAS, TX, May 5, 2010 -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $101,000 to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The funds will be used to provide assistance to NMED with water quality management planning activities in the Middle Rio Grande and Cimarron River watersheds including the completion of water quality standards for these watersheds. The funding will also be used to develop strategies to reduce E.coli contamination in the Albuquerque Middle Rio Grande and for the water quality management planning project on Burn Lake.
Additional Information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm
More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6
EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/may2010.html